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Government of Malaysia

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The Government of Malaysia, officially the Federal Government of Malaysia (Malay: Kerajaan Persekutuan Malaysia), is based in the Federal Territory of Putrajaya with the exception of the legislative branch, which is located in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia is a federation comprising the 11 States of Malaya, the Borneo States of Sabah and Sarawak, and 3 Federal Territories operating within a constitutional monarchy under the Westminster system and is categorised as a representative democracy. The federal government of Malaysia adheres to and is created by the Federal Constitution of Malaysia, the supreme law of the land.

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Federal Government of Malaysia
Kerajaan Persekutuan Malaysia
Formation16 September 1963; 59 years ago (1963-09-16)[1]
Country Malaysia
Legislative branch
Meeting placeHouses of Parliament
Executive branch
LeaderPrime Minister Anwar Ibrahim
AppointerYang di-Pertuan Agong Abdullah of Pahang
HeadquartersPerdana Putra, Putrajaya
Main organCabinet
Judicial branch
CourtFederal Court
SeatPalace of Justice

The federal government adopts the principle of separation of powers under Article 127 of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia,[2] and has three branches: executive, legislature and judiciary.[3] The state governments in Malaysia also have their respective executive and legislative bodies. The judicial system in Malaysia is a federalised court system operating uniformly throughout the country.